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Walvis Bay residents furious over erven

Disgruntled Walvis Bay residents approached the newspaper, after a notice of erven being up for sale to municipal staff members, was published in last week Tuesday’s edition of namib times.

According to these residents they have been searching for erven to buy for over a year, but was supposedly told by municipal officials that no erven was available.

The notice that was advertised last week stated that erven are up for sale…

Shameful state of TransNamib’s new ‘train station’

Swakopmund used to have one of the most beautiful train stations in the country, but not anymore.

Following promises of exciting developments, today a half-built concrete structure without any lights, services or signage serves as the Swakopmund railway ‘station’. 

Renowned for its sturdy architecture, the old…

Controversy swells over Waterfront development

Despite a number of serious objections from residents and members of Council, Swakopmund Municipality has decided to sign an agreement with the developers of the Waterfront Development that will allow Safari Investments to integrate land reclaimed from the sea into Namibian land.

The Waterfront Development project along the Vineta beach has been shrouded in controversy since it…


Art in different form

A local resident have been conveying his passion for art in an unusual and unique way by creating all kinds of portraits out of steel and other metals.

Walvis Bay has quite a number of artists involved in music, painting or writing.

However, Mr Rinus Henery (31) has brought art to life in a different way. He spends his time making portraits out of metal, mostly…

Katti goes to Hollywood

Paparazzi photos published online show the jet-setting Namibian businessman Mr Knowledge Katti, in the company of well-known American TV personality, Ms Angela Simmons, at an exclusive upmarket restaurant in California over the weekend.

Out on the boulevard. Screenshot: Google…

Cgals Choir scores 97% in Advanced Choir Exam

The Cgals Chamber Choir has over the past few years grown into a choir Namibia can be proud of.

The choir achieved 91% in 2010 and 2011 for both the Silver and the Gold Choral Assessment Trinity College, London, and came second in the ATKV Chamber Choir division in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013.

After returning from the Eighth World…

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Besope matrikulante maak moles

‘n Paar matrikulante, wat in Swakopmund kom kuier het om die einde van hul skoolloopbaan te vier, het oor die afgelope week behoorlik die dorp op horings geneem. 

Die kuierplek waar die seuns handuit geruk het. Foto Fanie Gouws, Panoramia

Volgens ‘n bron in die buurt, waar ‘n huis in Vineta aan een…

‘I am guilty of fraud and theft’, Camm finally admits

Allen Camm pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud and theft this week.

Camm is seen here in conversation with Prosecutor Hermien Apollus

Conducting his own defense in the Swakopmund Regional Court on Wednesday Camm admitted that he had willfully intended to defraud prospective car buyers by…

Judgement day for man accused of killing lover and baby

Judgement in the case of a man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child to death at Swakopmund in December 2011, is set for next Tuesday.

It was supposed to be handed down on Tuesday, but High Court judge Nate Ndauendapo could not finish compiling the verdict on time. “It is unfortunate that I was not able to finish compiling the judgment on time due to some computer problems at my…


Welcoming BHL Namibia

BHL (Buks Haulage Limited) held an inauguration function at the Walvis Bay Waterfront on Wednesday to celebrate the dawning of BHL Namibia that went into full swing on 1 June.

The Managing Director, Mr Buks Van Rensburg, spoke to the newspaper about BHL Namibia that started doing business I June this year.

“Our vision is to…

Municipalities can generate their own electricity, says expert

Decentralising the supply of energy in the country by investing in the generation of renewable energy is the solution to Namibia’s power shortages.

This is the view of Harald Schütt, a Namibian expert in renewable resources, who said it is high time that Namibia starts generating renewable energy across the country and stop depending on the centralised grid supply as well as importing.…

Namibia and Spain enjoy good partnership: Orejas

Namibia and Spain have had 24 years of intense partnership with highly satisfactory results, the Ambassador of Spain to Namibia, María del Carmen Díez Orejas says.

Speaking at the Spanish National Day celebrations here on Thursday, she said the two countries’ economic relations keep growing.

“On top of the existing joint ventures in the…

Roads and Traffic

'Take the Pledge' – be a safe road user

The National Road Safety Council launched its annual Road Safety Campaign in Swakopmund on Wednesday under the theme 'Take the Pledge'.

Last year’s theme was “Don’t be a Dummy” and was described as…



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Ice Bucket challenge aced

The namib times was recently challenged by TransWorld Cargo in Walvis Bay to follow in their footsteps by taking on the Ice Bucket challenge.

Two staff members of the newspaper, Madelaine Laubscher and Mikkie Kriel, had to face the bucket of ice which was poured over their heads by their colleague, Riaan Stern, on Friday.

Companies doing the Ice Bucket challenge recently kicked off in Walvis Bay for various good causes.

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Coping with illegal fishing

A new study shows that Namibia has been far more effective than neighbouring South Africa in curbing illegal fishing in its waters.

Although previously sharing many ecological and institutional conditions, the fisheries reform processes undertaken in South Africa and Namibia in the early 1990s have produced highly different…

Concern over possible oil dumping at the coast

A maritime surveillance aircraft fitted with radar would be the best equipment for the detection of oil dumping in Namibian waters.

Polytechnic of Namibia lecturer, Eric Haase, says Namibia must get a radar-fitted surveillance aircraft to monitor oil dumping. Photo by Paulus Kiiyala Shiku, NAMPA

This was…

Namibians lead Africa in defense of biodiversity at COP12

Namibia took advantage of the ongoing 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Republic of Korea to demonstrate its workin the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Minister Herunga presenting the 2014 Markhor Award for wildlife conservation to…


Grootbek op Vrydag

‘n Gesprek op kantoor, rakende die feit dat persone wat onder die broodlyn leef, soveel babas kry, het byna in ‘n vuisgeveg ontaard…en terselfdertyd die denke aan die rol gesit.

Uit die een hoek…

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Erongo Powersave Street Mile draws hundreds of runners

The Erongo Powersave Street Mile drew almost 600 athletes to Omaruru in the Erongo Region on Saturday. 

Hundreds of athletes competed in the 2nd Erongo Powersave Street Mile in Omaruru on Saturday. Photo Francois Lottering, NAMPA

Well-known names in senior category were…

Tigers oorrompel kus spanne

Die afgelope naweek moes albei kus sokkerspanne die knie buig teen ‘n verbete Tigers span van Windhoek buig, tydens die derde en vierde rondte van die MTC Namibië Premier Liga 2014/15 seisoen.

Die wedstryde is op die Kuisebmond Stadion in Walvisbaai gespeel en sokkerliefhebbers is met puik sokker beloon. Saterdag was dit LHU Blue Waters wat nie die mas teen Tigers kon opkom nie en het die wedstryd 2-0…

Dolphins behou Roger Hays Wisseltrofee

Rugby uit die boonste rakke is weereens gelewer tydens die jaarlikse ERA Rugbydag, wat Saterdag op die Narraville stadion in Walvisbaai aangebied was. 

Hierdie was…


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